HUTCHINSON SYMPHONY PRESENTS
"SEASON FOR LOVE!"
Sunday, February 23rd
Always a delight, Anderson Concerto Competition winners on stage with the Symphony plus a Stage 9 Revue that will thrill! Add to that two challenging pieces inspired by love. The concert features the Andreson Concerto competition winners, Felix Mendelssohn's concert overture The Hebrides, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue by Richard Rodgers and a Stage 9 revue featuring the best of romantic music theatre.
GEORGIA ON MY MIND
CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF RAY CHARLES
with Take 6, Clint Holmes, Nnenna Freelon, Kirk Whalum, and more!
Tuesday, February 25th
Featuring Emmy Award Winner CLINT HOLMES, 10-time Grammy Award Winner and Gospel Music Hall of Famers TAKE 6, Award-Winning Vocalist NNENNA FREELON, Stellar and Grammy Award-Winning Saxophonist KIRK WHALUM, a Gospel Choir and more! Ray Charles, a Georgia native son was an American treasure who won every major honor from the Georgia music hall of fame to the Hollywood Walk of Fame... from the Kennedy Honors to a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award and induction into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame. He transcended racism and cultural upheavals, and spread his music based on Gospel, Blues, Jazz and Country around the world...he was the genius! Boasting iconic tunes from the catalogue of the genius himself, the artists make each song a winning part of the tapestry that is Ray Charles music.
Sponsored by: The Clayworks at Disability Supports & First National Bank of Hutchinson
There is only one consensus pick of peers and predecessors... There is only one Sam Bush. Bush was a three-time national champion in the junior division of the National Oldtime Fiddler’s Contest. He recorded an instrumental album, Poor Richard’s Almanac, as a high school senior and in the spring of 1970 attended the Fiddler's Convention in Union Grove, NC. There he heard the New Deal String Band, taking notice of their rock-inspired brand of progressive bluegrass. Roy Acuff offered him a spot in his band. Bush politely turned down the country titan. He admired the grace of Flatt & Scruggs, loved Bill Monroe - but he’d discovered electrified alternatives to tradition in the Osborne Brothers and manifest destiny in The Dillards. Later in his career, Bush began playing mandolin after recruiting guitarist Tony Rice to the fold. Bush and his Alliance mates formed the New Grass Revival, issuing the band’s debut, New Grass Revival. The Americana Music Association awarded Bush the Lifetime Achievement Award for Instrumentalist and his performances are annual highlights of the festival circuit. Punch Brothers, Steep Canyon Rangers, and Greensky Bluegrass are just a few present-day bluegrass vanguards among so many musicians he’s influenced.
COLIN MOCHRIE & BRAD SHERWOOD
Sunday, March 15th
Armed with only their wits, “Whose Line is it Anyway?” stars Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood are taking to the live stage and they’re...Scared Scriptless. Prepare to laugh yourself senseless as improv comedy masterminds Colin & Brad must make up original scenes, songs and more from whatever you, the fans, suggest! You just might also get to join in on the fun on stage. It’s a hilarious comedic high wire act… just like a live version of ‘Whose Line!’ How the heck do they do it? We don’t know either! Don’t miss the best duo in improv in the Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Scared Scriptless Tour.
Sponsored by: Commerce Bank & Dr. Matthew Schlotterback at the Hutchinson Clinic
ONE NIGHT IN MEMPHIS
THE NUMBER ONE TRIBUTE TO PRESLEY, PERKINS, LEWIS, & CASH
Thursday, April 2nd
“One Night in Memphis” features over 90 minutes of pure rockabilly, country, gospel and rock and roll in a very authentic and energetic presentation featuring nationally known talent. The show recreates that magical night of December 4th, 1956 when Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash found themselves jamming at Sam Phillip’s Sun Studios in Memphis, TN. Little did they know that their jam session was being recorded and preserved for all time, representing all the performers in their prime and the very best music of that time. “One Night in Memphis” is created and directed by John Mueller from the highly acclaimed show “Winter Dance Party” and has met with the same accolades and audience standing ovations. The San Francisco Examiner raves, “An Amazing Show!”
Sponsored by: The Beach-Edwards Family Foundation & Elliott Mortuary
THE COSMOSPHERE PRESENTS
APOLLO 13: MISSION DEBRIEF AND GALA
Saturday, April 4th
Tickets on sale to Cosmosphere Members Monday, February 24 at 9:00 AM. All tickets on sale Wednesday, March 4 at 9:00 AM.
“HOUSTON, WE’VE HAD A PROBLEM.”
These words set in motion a historic series of events. For three days, three astronauts huddled in the Aquarius Lunar Module as the Mission Control team on Earth worked to solve the problem of how to bring them home. Meanwhile, the world united in prayer and hope for the survival of three Americans 200,000 miles from Earth. No other space mission before or since called on the collaboration of so many in Mission Control and beyond to solve such a critical challenge. Apollo 13: A Mission of Survival. A Mission of Teamwork. A Mission of Hope. Join us to celebrate the great Victory of Apollo 13, where the Apollo 13 Command Module, Odyssey, was restored, preserved and is proudly on display in Cosmosphere’s Apollo Gallery.
Slated to appear: Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, Gene Kranz, Gerry Griffin, Milt Windler, John Aaron, Jerry Bostick, Vance Brand, Chuck Deiterich, Ed Fendell, Spencer Gardner, Jack Lousma, Ed Smylie, Frank VanRensselaer and…Andrew Chaikin, Author; Michael Griffin, Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering and former NASA Administrator. Glynn Lunney will be a pre-recorded video.*
Mission Debrief - Saturday, April 4, 1:30 pm (doors will open at 12:30 pm)
$32 Cosmosphere Member** Purchase Cosmosphere Member Mission Debrief Ticket Here (code required)
$45 Non-Member** Purchase Non-Member Mission Debrief Ticket Here
Location: Hutchinson’s Historic Fox Theatre - 18 East 1st Avenue, Hutchinson, KS 67501
Join us at Hutchinson's Historic Fox Theatre for an Apollo 13 Panel Discussion with Apollo 13 astronauts and MOCR team members as well as Michael Griffin, former NASA Administrator and current Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering. With panel moderators: Author Andrew Chaikin and Cosmosphere CEO Jim Remar. Limited tickets available.
Odyssey Gala Ticket Package - Saturday, April 4th (Limited seating)
$700 Cosmosphere Member** Purchase Cosmosphere Member Odyssey Gala Ticket Package Here (code required)
$800 Non-Member** Purchase Non-Member Odyssey Gala Ticket Package Here
Location: Cosmosphere - 1100 North Plum, Hutchinson, KS 67501
Odyssey Gala Ticket Package includes:
• One Mission Debrief Ticket to Apollo 13 Panel Discussion at Hutchinson’s Historic Fox Theatre
• A Special Three-Day All Access Mission Pass to the Cosmosphere (to be used April 3-5, 2020)
• Commemorative Event Badge with lanyard
• Exclusive Apollo 13 gift
• Valet Parking
• Pre-Gala Cocktail reception with Honored Guests in the Cosmosphere’s Hall of Space Museum beginning at 5:30 pm
• Once-in-a-Lifetime Photo Op with Apollo 13 astronauts Jim Lovell and Fred Haise by the Apollo 13 command module, Odyssey, in the Hall of Space Museum
• Gala Dinner and Q & A with the Apollo Crew and MOCR team in the Cosmosphere Lobby from 7:00-9:00 pm (Black tie optional)
• Limited tickets available
*Guests are subject to change **Tickets are non-refundable
TOMMY CASTRO AND THE PAINKILLERS
WITH MARCIA BALL
Tuesday, April 14th
Let’s have some fun! Tommy Castro & The Painkillers’ road-hardened chops and Tommy’s sense of California soul promises a stew of funky Southern soul, major market blues and American rock. It will be a live, luscious string-bending jam that will put a smile on your face and a feast for your musical soul. Sharing the Fox’s stage – the one, the only, Long Tall Marcia Ball, sharing her Louisiana tinged voice, her famed barrelhouse piano chops and her marvelous band. The show will be a big pot of musical gumbo featuring Texas boogies, Gulf Coast groove blues, steamy New Orleans ballads and a second serving of fun the night before our taxes our due. Bon Ton Roulette!
HUTCHINSON SYMPHONY PRESENTS
"SPRING REIGNS SUPREME!"
Sunday, April 19th
For their season finale, the Symphony is thrilled to feature some our best local talent as Dr. Schroeder thrills us with his passion and talent on jazz trumpet, and welcoming Badinage to the stage is always a treat. Round that out with American composers Barber and Copeland! Concert features Samuel Barber's First Essay for Orchestra, Appalachian Spring composed by Aaron Copland, Allan Gilliland's A Jazz Concerto for Trumpet in Dreaming of the Masters III featuring Dr. Nick Schroeder along with selections featuring Hutchinson Community College's jazz vocal group Badinage under the direction of Neal Allsup.
RALPH STANLEY II & THE CLINCH MOUNTAIN BOYS
Wednesday, April 22nd
The spirit of the Blue Ridge mountains comes alive with Ralph Stanley II and the Clinch Mountain Boys when they make a stop at Hutchinson’s Historic Fox. Hard to believe but this outfit has roots dating to 1946 and (you recognized the lineage) Dr. Ralph Stanley’s steadfast leadership of the band and basically the bluegrass field. Ralph Stanley II honored Dr. Ralph’s retirement wishes and easily stepped in to guide the Clinch Mountain Boys heritage. Heritage? Yes - Ricky Skaggs, Melvin Goins, Larry Sparks, Keith Whitley, James Allen Shelton and more have been Clinch Mountain Boys and it’s your turn to seen them on our stage. Grammy winning guitarist Ralph Stanley II is joined by John Rigsby on fiddle, mandolin and vocals; Landon Fitzpatrick on banjo and vocals; Randall Hibbitts on the upright bass and vocals. Trust us, this band brings a lot of talent, energy and humor to the stage as they perform old-time favorites, bluegrass hits and new original material. Playing more than 200 shows a year, Ralph Stanley II & The Clinch Mountain Boys are an audience favorite at festivals, clubs, arenas, amphitheaters, country fairs and wherever the blue bus might take ‘em!
Friday, May 15th
Called “one helluva guitar-player” by Bruce Springsteen and nominated for six Blues Music Awards, Ana has appeared on the covers of Vintage Guitar and Guitar Player magazine. Her albums 'Can You Stand The Heat' and 'Unconditional' were USA Today Picks-Of-The-Week and featured on NPR Weekend Edition, who praised her "Fiery technique on the Stratocaster". Nearly all of Ana's albums reached the top of the Billboard Blues Charts. She and her six-piece band have toured tirelessly, sharing stages with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, Joe Bonamassa and many others.
REBIRTH BRASS BAND
Friday, May 29th
Whether seen on HBO’s Treme or at their legendary Tuesday night gig at The Maple Leaf, Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band is a true New Orleans institution. Formed in 1983 by the Frazier brothers, the band has evolved from playing the streets of the French Quarter to playing festivals and stages all over the world. While committed to upholding the tradition of brass bands, they’ve also extended themselves into the realms of funk and hip-hop to create their signature sound. “Rebirth can be precise whenever it wants to,” says The New York Times, “but it’s more like a party than a machine. It’s a working model of the New Orleans musical ethos: as long as everybody knows what they’re doing, anyone can cut loose.” In the wake of the sometimes- stringent competition amongst New Orleans brass bands, Rebirth is the undisputed leader of the pack, and they show no signs of slowing down.
Soroptimist International of Hutchinson Presents
LUNAFEST: SHORT FILMS BY, FOR, & ABOUT WOMEN
Friday, June 5th
Lobby Reception begins at 6:00 PM
Films begin at 7:00 PM
Adult tickets purchased prior to June 1st are $18.
Adult tickets purchased on or after June 1st are $20.
Student tickets are $10.
LUNAFEST, hosted by Soroptimist International of Hutchinson, is a traveling film festival of award-winning short films by, for, and about women. Each year, various organizations bring LUNAFEST to their communities and raise funds for their local non-profits. LUNAFEST is making a mark in the film industry by creating a platform for women’s untold stories and working to increase opportunity for women filmmakers. There will be a wine and hors d'oeuvre reception in the lobby from 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM (wine for guests 21 and older only), with films beginning at 7:00 PM. Following the films, stay for a dessert buffet and door prizes!
TURTLE ISLAND QUARTET WITH CYRUS CHESTNUT
Carry Me Home
Friday, June 26th
The instrumentation is recognizable to any aficionado of chamber music, that of the classic piano quintet. Renowned jazz master Cyrus Chestnut and the GRAMMY winning Turtle Island Quartet continue their remarkable journey together as they traverse the myriad colors of jazz and beyond. The collaboration is infused with the global reach of gospel and sacred music - ranging from the Appalachian Mountains to the spiritually defined musical landscape of J.S. Bach. Dipping into the rhythms of world cultures, these five multi-stylistic singularly, gifted musicians come together to embrace the transcendental power of great music. A moving night of Ellington, Bill Monroe, Coltrane, and more.
Fox Featured in Western Art & Architecture Magazine
Western Art & Architecture is a well-respected publication for art collectors and architecture aficionados across the United States. All of WA&A‘s features, columns, and photography focus on America’s love affair with the Western visual arts — from the classic Western masters to contemporary trendsetters — in lively, creative communities from Texas to the West Coast. Hutchinson's Historic Fox Theatre has been prominently featured in WA&A's June/July 2018 issue, available both in print and online, in a piece focusing on historic theaters of the American West. Other theaters featured in the piece alongside the Fox include the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio, Texas, the Central City Opera in Central City, Colorado, the Panida Theatre in Sand Point, Idaho, Peery's Egyptian Theatre in Ogden, Utah, and the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, California.
Click Here To See The Feature Online at Western Art & Architecture
Architectural Digest Features Hutchinson Fox Among Prestigious Theatres
Architectural Digest, a prominent print and online publication considered to be “the international design authority” by its readership, featured our own Hutchinson Fox Theatre among fourteen other historic movie palaces across the country in a recent online feature titled “Showstoppers: 14 Historic American Theaters”.
Other venues pictured alongside the Fox include Thalian Hall in Wilmington, North Carolina, Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, the Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio, Texas, Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre in Rochester, New York and the Balboa Theatre in San Diego, California.
Click Here To See The Feature Online at Architectural Digest
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